If something happens at the construction site

Evacuation, first aid and fire are important issues to be prepared for at a construction site.

Evacuation of a construction site

All workplaces should be able to be evacuated in the event of danger, for example fire. Everyone should be able to quickly and safely reach a secure area. Specially designated evacuation routes, as well as gathering points, should be marked with signs. Doors for evacuation should easily and immediately be able to be opened outwards in the direction of the evacuation.

First aid should be able to be given at the construction site

First aid should be able to be given, and it should also be possible to summon staff who are trained in giving first aid. The space and equipment for first aid should be marked by signage. There should also be a notice with telephone numbers for ambulance and rescue services, as well as addresses and, if necessary, directions. Stipulations about first aid are also in the provisions about first aid and crisis support (AFS 1999:7Eng).

First aid and crisis support (AFS 1999:7Eng), provisions

Fire at a construction site

There should be easily accessible firefighting equipment at the workplace. Places where it is to be found should be clearly marked by signage. If necessary, smoke detectors and alarm systems should exist. These can be necessary, for example, where flammable substances are used, where evacuation routes are long, and where many people work at the same time. Suitable fire drills should also be carried out regularly.

Emergency lighting at a construction site

Emergency lighting of sufficient strength should exist where specific risks arise during power failures. If the light suddenly fails where work with, for example, building saws or the erection of scaffolding is on-going, serious accidents can occur if there is no emergency lighting.

Building and civil engineering work, (AFS1999:3Eng), provisions

Omslagsbild: AFS
The provisions are aimed towards all who have responsibility for building and civil engineering work, including developers. They contain, among other things, regulations about the transport of material at construction sites, roof work, roadwork and safety nets.

First aid and crisis support (AFS 1999:7Eng), provisions

Omslagsbild: AFS
Emergency lighting of sufficient strength should exist where specific risks arise during power failures. If the light suddenly fails where work with, for example, building saws or the erection of scaffolding is on-going, serious accidents can occur if there is no emergency lighting.
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Last updated 2016-04-28